Setting Up Android Device Administrator Enrollment
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In this course, we review the enrollment options available and processes to follow for enrolling Android devices in Microsoft 365.

Learning Objectives

  • An overview of the many enrollment options available for Android devices
  • Learn the prerequisites needed before enrolling Android devices in Microsoft 365 via Intune 
  • Cover Android Enterprise, Android Device Administrator, and Android Open Source Project enrollment options

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those who wish to learn about Enrolling Android devices in Microsoft 365.


You will require a basic understanding of Mobile Device Management in Microsoft 365.

Welcome to Android Device Administrator Enrollment. In this lesson, you’ll learn what Android Device Administrator Enrollment is, and why it’s used.

Android device administrator is a legacy way of managing Android devices. It predates Android Enterprise, and because Android Enterprise offers better management functionality, Google is decreasing device administrator support in new Android releases and is pushing people toward Android Enterprise for device management. 

Now, with all that said, there are some places where Android Enterprise is not available – and there are some devices in the wild that cannot integrate with Google Mobile Services for one reason or another. In these cases, you can still use Android Device Administrator as your management solution in Microsoft Intune. It’s also still the recommended management solution for Microsoft Teams certified Android devices, so there are still some use cases for it.

To setup device administrator enrollment, you need to set your MDM authority to Microsoft Intune. Once you’ve done that, you need to specify Device Administrator as the management method for your devices. To do this, you need to sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center and choose > Devices > Android > Android enrollment > Personal and corporate-owned devices with device administration privileges > Use device administrator to manage devices.

Once you’ve specified Device Administrator in the Endpoint Manager admin center, you can tell your users how to enroll their devices. Visit the URL on-screen for step-by-step enrollment instructions:

Once your users have enrolled their devices, you can start managing them in Intune.

About the Author
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.